Keep an eye out at your local thrift store for "Half Price Day." Most thrift stores will have one about once every three months or so. On this day, everything in the store is half off! The last one we went to, we got about 20 cloth napkins, 3 shirts for me, and a new baking pan for under $8!
Be aware though that you will NOT be the only one there looking for bargains! The place is usually packed to the gills. We couldn't even get a cart because they were all taken. So maybe think about leaving the little ones home with the hubs! :o)
But it is a great time to stock up on children's and adult's clothes, dishes, linens, decorations and much more! And many thrift stores' proceeds go (at least in part) to help local organizations. Frugal and good of the community!